DPI-230: Legitimacy and Resistance

Semester: Fall

Credit: 1.0

Faculty: Arthur Applbaum


Day Time Location
First Day 9/8
Meet Day M 4:10 PM - 6:00 PM L382


This course examines theories of political legitimacy and of justified dissent and resistance from the French Wars of Religion in the 16th century to the Arab Spring today. Readings from the Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, and John Rawls. Prerequisite: one course in ethics, moral philosophy, political philosophy, or political theory.